Yan Suffren

INSA Assistant Professor

Email : yan [dot] suffren [at] insa-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)2 23 23 88 13

Office number : INSA Rennes - Building 11 121


2010: PhD in physical chemistry, University of Grenoble, France
2009: HERCULES, Grenoble (ILL and ESRF) and Paris (SOLEIL), France, 
Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems: Neutron and synchrotron radiation for physics and chemistry of condensed matter
2007: Master degree (2R) in inorganic chemistry, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
2006: Master degree (1) in chemistry, University of Grenoble (UJF), France 
2005: Bachelor degree in general chemistry, University of Grenoble (UJF), France 
2004: Undergraduate studies in science of material, University of Grenoble (UJF), France

Professional experience

Jan. 2016 – Sept. 2017: ATER – INSA Rennes
Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2015: Post-Doctoral follow, University of Geneva, Switzerland, with Pr. A. Hauser
Feb. 2011 – June 2012: Post-Doctoral follow, University of Montreal, Canada, with Pr. C. Reber
Oct. 2007 – Dec. 2010: PhD at Neel Institute, CNRS, Grenoble, France, with Pr. I. Gautier-Luneau

Research themes

Lanthanides, Coordination chemistry, Multi-functional materials, 4f Coordination polymers and poly-nuclear complexes, Spectroscopy, Luminescence, Photo-physical proprieties, Molecular up-conversion.

Technical skills

Coordination chemistry, Crystalline engineering, Crystallography, Hydrothermal synthesis Powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction, Thermal analyses, SEM Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, UV-Visible absorption spectroscopy Luminescence spectroscopy, CIE Colorimetry, Luminance Steady state and time-resolved luminescence (ns – s scale)

Teaching activities

General Chemistry in 1st and 2nd year INSA Rennes
In charge of the EU ‘Atomistic’ in 1st Year.

Membership of professional organizations

Member of the SCF


Lanthanide / Coordination polymers / Crystal structure / Luminescence / Photo-physical properties

Selected publications

1- High Brightness and Easy Color Modulation in Lanthanide-Based: Coordination Polymers with 5 Methoxyisophthalate as Ligand: Toward Emission Colors Additive Strategy. I. Badiane, S. Freslon, Y. Suffren, C. Daiguebonne, G. Calvez, K. Bernot, M. Camara, O. Guillou. Cryst. Growth & Des., 2017, 17, 1224-1234, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01607.

2- Controlling Lanthanide Exchange in Triple-Stranded Helicates: A Way to Optimize Molecular Light-Upconversion. D. Zare, Y. Suffren, H. Nozary, A. Hauser & C. Piguet. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 14612-14617 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201709156.

3- Room Temperature Magnetic Switchability Assisted by Hysteretic Valence Tautomerism in a Layered Two Dimensional Manganese-Radical Coordination Framework. A. Lannes, Y. Suffren, J. B. Tommasino, R. Chiriac, F. Toche, L. Khrouz, F. Molton, C. Duboc, I. Kieffer, J. L. Hazemann, C. Reber, A. Hauser, & D. Luneau. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138(50), 16493-16501, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10544.

4- Near-Infrared to Visible Light-Upconversion in Molecules: From Dream to Reality. Y. Suffren, D. Zare, S. V. Eliseeva, L. Guénée, H. Nozary, T. Lathion, L. Aboshyan-Sorgho, S. Petoud, A. Hauser & C. Piguet, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117(51), 26957-26963, DOI: 10.1021/jp4107519.



Publications referenced in HAL